Our Exceptional Team

RIP

Carol Jean 

September 7, 1962 - January 13, 2015

Owner 

It is with great sadness, that the Owners of Dog People Dog Daycare, Phoenix and Louise, announce the passing of their Business Partner, Carol, (Aunt & Sister) on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Strathmore Alberta.  Carol lost her battle with ALS. Dog People Dog Daycare was Carol’s lifelong dream.  We couldn’t have started this wonderful business without her.  She will truly be missed, but never forgotten.  Phoenix and Louise would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation to our wonderful staff and terrific clients for helping us make this dream come true for Carol.  We will continue to proudly carry on her legacy through Dog People Dog Daycare.

Carol has grown up with various pets and animals, with a strong passion for dogs. She lived in Lethbridge for the past 28 years and helped founded the volunteer program to visit the hospital with our "therapy dogs". Carol has also completed the Pet First Aid and Pet Sitting course. Currently Carol enjoys the company of Colt, Old English Sheep Dog and Spike her cockatiel. "I had a dream of opening a dog daycare 7 years ago, living in Calgary my dream has finally come true. I could not imagine doing anything else." 

Phoenix Tessier

Owner

Phoenix, daughter of Louise and neice of Carol; has been around dogs her entire life. She has had a passion for dogs and all animals for as long as she could remember. She has proudly owned and cared for a variety of different breeds; everything from an Alberta Special, Border Collie to Rottweilers and currently B.B., Olde English Bulldog and Cowboy, American Bulldog.

Phoenix, now full time mom to her 7 year old son and 3 year old daughter, Cashus and Delilah, ensures she gets her much needed time with all of the dogs and owners by coming to the daycare 2 - 3 days a week. Cashus and Delilah do join her at the daycare on occassion to share in her passion for dogs.

"Now, owning and working at the daycare for 6 years, I couldn't imagine any other career as satisfying as working with dogs. This truely is a dream come true, to work with dogs and have the ability to care for my children during the day. It would be an awful day if I came home from a job where I didn't get covered in dog hair and slobber, I just love it!"

Louise Challes

Owner

Louise has always been passionate about dogs and has been a responsible dog owner since she was 10. She's owned many breeds; from small to large and in-between; from Alberta special breeds to pure breeds. She's participated in many levels of dog training and obedience. Louise will always be a dog owner and looks forward to meeting many wonderful dogs (and their owners) through the daycare. Louise's favourite dog trait is the simple fact that they love you no matter what. Right now Louise owns a mini-Australian shepherd named Jet who is a loveable little guy. He's a little quirky, but she loves him anyway!

Egypt Holmstrom

Manager/Dog Groomer

We are proud to have Egypt with all of her experience join our team in October 2010. Egypt has been working in the dog daycare industry for over 9 years. During this time she has learned that working with dogs and animals is her passion. She has also picked up many useful skills such as 7 years hands on experience grooming, dog behavior, and pet first aid certification.
At home Egypt fosters cats and kittens for the MEOW foundation and has a passion for all types of animals.
Egypt has 2 kids of the dog variety, Sambuca a 9 year old Border Collie X Coker Spaniel, and Turbo a 4 yr old Husky X. As well as two rescue cats named Forrest and Blue.
All in all, Egypt loves working with all the dogs she meets at daycare and wouldn't trade it for the world. 

Jacqui Page

Assistant Manager/Dog Daycare Attendant 

Jacqui has been a member of the Dog People team since September 2012. Although she doesn’t currently have a dog of her own, she has loved and cared for many dogs of her own in the past. Jacqui is mommy to a 3 year old little girl named River and 6 year old rescue cat named Butters (whom recently won 1st runner up in The Calgary's Cutest Cat Contest). Jacqui has a background in Radio broadcasting but after working in that industry for over a year, realized it was not what she wanted to do with her life. She has truly found her passion at Dog People Dog Daycare, working with animals. “For the first time in my life, I look forward to going to work in the morning and seeing my favourite dogs and meeting new ones. It truly is a dream job. Who can say their job is to play and cuddle with dogs all day?”

Shayla Satink 

Dog Daycare Attendant

Bio coming soon!

Kate Kriekle

Dog Daycare Attendant

Bio coming soon!

Former Employees & Volunteers

Kathy Nguyen

Dog Daycare Attendant - Casual

Kathy joined the Dog People team in January of 2014. She brings personal dog and animal experience as she has grown up with a variety of different animals and pets. Kathy has had an attraction to animals as long as she can remember making it a perfect fit to work with the dogs every day at daycare.

 

David Mills

Dog Daycare Attendant - Casual

 

David is husband to Carol Jean (owner of Dog People who passed away January 2015). David and Carol shared many interests, dogs and animals being one of the biggest! We are so happy to announce that David is able to share in the family business to help Carol's legacy live on.

Amanda Accardo

Former Dog Daycare Attendant/Volunteer

Amanda has been a valued member of our team since May 2010. She is the only employee to date who has never owned a dog. Amanda has always wanted a dog, unfortunately living situations have not allowed Amanda to have a dog of her own. Working for Dog People Dog Daycare Inc. is the next best thing for Amanda as she gets her fill of doggy love everyday.

"This is the best job I have ever had. I love the people I work with and the environment. I get to play with dogs and puppies all day and get paid for it."

Gabrielle Fera

Former Dog Daycare Attendant/Volunteer

Gabrielle has been an asset to our team since April 2010. "As a new mother to my son Quinton, I have the amazing opportunity to work at Dog People Dog Daycare Inc. Not only am I able to work a great job, I am also able to bring my son, Quinton, and my weimaraner Titan with me. It's not everyday that a new mom gets an opportunity like this, so I consider myself to be very lucky. Everyday brings a new adventure with the dogs and the kids. I have never met so many amazing dogs and can't imagine my life without those furry little mosters."

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Business Hours

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday to Friday 

6:30 am - 6:00pm

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

8:00am - 5:00pm

(we may close by 1:00 pm if there are no daycare or boarding dogs in attendance). Please call ahead if you plan to arrive after 1:00 pm

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